Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Moms: Noodle & Boo Essential Care Kit (and More!)

December 19, 2014

Wrap your baby in pure and simple formulas with the mild cleansers and gentle moisturizers from Noodle & Boo.

This safe and natural skin care range ensures healthy skin and happy babies. With luxurious, high quality ingredients you can rest assured that your little one is well taken care of.

Noodle & Boo Essential Care Kit ($15)

  • Each kit comes with Noodle & Boo’s Super Soft Lotion, Extra Gentle Shampoo and Soothing Body Wash
  • Ideal for on-the-go moms, this set also makes the perfect gift
  • Dermatologist and Pediatrician tested formula is mild enough for daily use on newborns and babies
  • Hypoallergenic and clinically tested for sensitive skin

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Treat your treasures’ tresses to the Noodle & Boo Nourishing Baby Hair Care collection. With these formulas you can keep your little ones hair healthy with gentle, all natural, wholesome ingredients, devoid of eye irritants, providing for a tearless hair care regimen. 

Noodle & Boo Conditioning Hair Polish ($12)

  • Ultra light leave in hair conditioner detangles, reduces frizz and leaves hair shiny and smooth
  • Tear less formula contains sunflower seed and green tea extracts
  • Formula can be used in between shampoos to refresh hair and eliminate “bed head”
  • Natural antioxidants protect hair against environmental stress
  • Dermatologist and Pediatrician tested formula is mild enough for daily use on newborns and babies with sensitive skin
  • Hypoallergenic and clinically tested for sensitive skin

Conditioning Hair Polish

Wrap your baby in pure and simple formulas with the mild cleansers and gentle moisturizers from Noodle & Boo. This safe and natural skin care range ensures healthy skin and happy babies. With luxurious, high quality ingredients you can rest assured that your little one is well taken care of.

Noodle & Boo Bouncing Baby Bubbles ($14)

  • Mild bubbling agents minimize risk of allergic reactions
  • Ideal for ages six months and up
  • Dermatologist and Pediatrician tested formula is enriched with light natural moisturizers to leave young skin extra soft and smooth
  • Hypoallergenic and clinically tested for sensitive skin

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About Noodle & Boo
Noodle & Boo was founded by Christine Burger, a mother of three. Her dedication to providing her children with suitable products for their sensitive skin resulted in the luxurious and beneficial line, Noodle & Boo. With Noodle & Boo, bath time is better than ever, as the products use only the best ingredients.



Eyelash Perfectionists – Beverly Hills Lashes relaunches with Gloria Ting

December 5, 2014

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Famed Beverly Hills Lashes announces their re-launch under new successor Gloria Ting.  I had the most exquisite lashes done in months. MONTHS I TELL YOU!! 

Beverly Hills Lashes is a place where high precision, aesthetics, and luxe materials such as Siberian Mink lashes converge to create a beauty experience that has collected a cult following over the last decade.  Previously under the ownership of Juliana Landis, Ting was asked to carry on the legacy of this renowned institution and will bring her myriad of experiences and expert knowledge of the beauty and fashion industry to carry on the inspired innovation that has set BHL apart for years.

Ting’s work ethic, discretion, and skillfully trained, artistic eye sets her far above the highest standard that the beauty industry has to offer.  This has secured her the loyalty of many high profile patrons, a growing list that includes: Marie-Chantal, the crown princess of Greece, Florence Welch of Florence & the Machine, Jessica Sutta of The Pussycat Dolls, newscaster Lu Parker, and Kayla Ewell of The Vampire Diaries. 

Address: 642 1/2 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
(310) 500-0551

Oil Pulling by GuruNanda: Oil Pulling and Ayurveda for Detoxification

December 3, 2014

Oil Pulling by GuruNanda

Everyday Life & Toxic Buildup

Obtaining a natural and healthy lifestyle is more difficult than ever. Today’s consumer is inundated with toxins. We encounter toxins in everything from the pesticides that are used on the fruits and vegetables we eat to the hormones that are laced in the milk we drink. Combine these elements with the pollution we breathe as well as the sedentary and stressful lifestyles we lead, the result is the perfect recipe for toxic buildup.

The majority of toxins in our body are released via the PURE System, which helps “purify” our body by ridding it of toxins.

P: Perspiration
U: Urination
R: Respiration
E: Excretion


PURE = Perspiration + Urination + Respiration + Excretion

Common causes of toxic buildup:

  • Spending most of your time in front of computers or steering wheels in artificially air-conditioned environments
  • Consumption of unhealthy and untimely processed fast foods
  • Lack of water (drinking mostly dehydrating liquids such as sodas, alcohol, teas and coffee)
  • A lack of exercise, which prohibits the body from releasing toxins

Over time, these factors can create a vicious cycle of toxic buildup.

Toxic buildup can clog the body’s lymphatic system, which affects every organ and cell in the human body. An unhealthy lymphatic system cannot easily absorb or discharge unwanted body fat, carry away excess body fluids and toxins or heal inflammation of the body’s muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems. This can lead to health problems such as weight gain, migraines, aching joints, constipation, energy loss, mental fog, mental confusion, mood change, insomnia, restlessness, muscular spasms, a weakened immune system and nausea.

Once there is an accumulation of toxins, the body doesn’t know where to store them, which results with it sending them to fat cells which become the “warehouses” for storing whatever is in excess. This backup strategy for dealing with toxic overload expands the number of fat cells creating stuffed toxin-laden fat cells; commonly referred to as “toxic fat”. This process is likely done to get the toxic trash out of our circulation and away from essential organs, while also serving as a self defense mechanism for our body against getting poisoned.

Another unwanted side effect is that it causes easy weight gain and complicates weight loss because your body does not easily give up the toxic fat it has stored.

The body sends water around the toxic fat as its self defense mechanism causing inflammation.

Even at low levels, circulating chemical messengers of inflammation turns the body on itself. In their role of walling off and destroying, inflammatory messengers tell blood vessels to thicken, blood cells to get sticky and scar tissue to infiltrate organs. This chronic process causes heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and many more ailments.

The oil soluble toxins, toxic fat, are surrounded by water, making it extremely difficult for the body to burn the fat. This is similar to how a balloon filled with water put over a flame such as a candle will not pop or burst.

Now that you understand that toxins are oil soluble and the science behind it all, you can move on and understand how oil pulling works!

Oil Pulling and Ayurveda for Detoxification

Oil pulling is an ancient form of Ayurvedic practice based on the idea that self healing is optimum when the three humors ( or ” doshas”) are balanced. Dating back more than 5,000 years, the practice of oil pulling removes toxins which themselves are oil soluble . Oil pulling is most effective when a pure and dosha-balanced oil is gently swished in the mouth for a required period of time.

How Oil Pulling Works

When Dosha balanced pure oil is swished in the mouth, oil soluble toxins dumped in saliva adhere to the oil. According to  Kulreet Chaudhary, MD a prominent neurologist and  Ayurveda expert “the body has several mechanisms that allow it to ‘dump’ toxic particles into the salivary glands. Following  Ayurvedic tradition, oil pulling helps to increase the secretion of saliva and trap the toxins within the oil particles. With oil pulling,  the salivary glands of the mouth function as a detoxifying organ”.

The act of swishing the oil pulls the oil soluble  toxins and harmful microbes residing in the mouth from the fat cells. When practiced regularly, oil pulling can reduce inflammation. That is because as the level of toxins in the toxic fat decreases, the body withdraws water around them and reduce inflammation. Consequently, the PURE system that has become ineffective can finally function effectively again . The acts of exercising, eating right, drinking water and breathing facilitate weight loss and promote better health. As per customer reviews on, oil pulling can help improve oral and systemic health, which can help alleviate tooth decay, bad breath, headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma and acne, as well as whiten teeth. Its been established that healthy teeth lead to a healthy heart and overall good health.

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Imagine 2 glasses of water – one 100% Pure and the other with a dark black dye. If you mix them together in a single glass the result is a glass of water that is darker than the pure water yet lighter than the dark water with dye. If you keep diluting it everyday you can gradually purify the dark water and make it clear. This illustrates the exact same principle achieved through oil pulling. We can slowly dissolve oil soluble toxins from toxic fat and release them into the dosha-balancing oil manufactured by GuruNanda.

Oil pulling is an effective form of traditional Ayurvedic medical technique. Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda focuses on five major natural elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Ether.

In Sanskrit, this system is known as the Pancha Maha Bhuta. Pancha translates to “five.” Maha translates to “great.” And Bhuta translates to “elements.”

These five elements are considered the building blocks of life with all aspects of the universe derived from various ratios of these five elements. In Ayurveda, understanding the dominant elements inside a person can help identify what influencers can foster balance in a person’s body and mind to improve their overall health. There are a variety of natural herbs and oils that are associated with the five Ayurveda elements.


GuruNanda Pulling Oil

GuruNanda Pulling Oil is the first commercialized pulling oil that incorporates oils with healing properties related to Ayurveda’s five major elements. GuruNanda Pulling Oil contains a proprietary ratio of 100% organic sunflower, coconut, peppermint and sunflower oils. When combined, these oils pull toxins and harmful bacteria from the body’s salivary glands. Although all oils will work to some degree, GuruNanda thoroughly researched all the Vedic knowledge available to create a perfect product that works more effectively than other stand-alone oils used for pulling, such as coconut or sesame oil. GuruNanda Pulling Oil possesses a correctly balanced viscous body that produces mild yet effective results when combined with a gentle swishing force. The 3 oils (sesame, sunflower and coconut) balance the 3 doshas (humors) and the peppermint oil acts as a catalyst (agni).

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How to Use GuruNanda Pulling Oil 

To use, simply place approximately 1 tablespoon of GuruNanda Pulling Oil in your mouth. Gently swish the oil in your mouth, pushing the oil between your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes. For better results you may gradually increase the time period up to 15 minutes as longs as it is comfortable (although its not a precursor to start seeing results as written by several articles).


When the oil begins to feel watery or if you start having jaw or neck fatigue, spit out. Wash your mouth thoroughly with fresh clean water and then brush your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

While you are pulling, mucous may build in the back of your throat. You may even have to expel the oil and clear the mucous from your throat before reaching your desired duration of pulling. If this occurs, use more GuruNanda Pulling Oil and continue pulling until you have hit your total pulling time. With frequent use, gradually increase your pulling time up to 15 minutes. You must brush your teeth after you pull oil as oil forms a biofilm on top of teeth. Biofilm can trap microorganisms between the biofilm and teeth, which can create dental issues.

Most importantly, the pulling oil must never be swallowed as it is loaded with the expelled toxins and bacteria, possibly even pus or mucous if an infection is present.

Oil pulling is best performed in the morning before consuming any fluids or food. Results may vary depending on the frequency of use. Although relief is very different with individual people, users may see substantial results in as little is 6 weeks.

Note: Consumers who are allergic to coconut, sesame, sunflower or peppermint should not use Guru Nanda Pulling Oil.




November 25, 2014

Gilt Cit Warehouse Sale mainWHAT: The legendary Gilt City Warehouse Sale is coming back to Los Angeles this December 5 to 6! Shop with friends and sip on complimentary cocktails during this two-day shopping party, where guests will find designer clothing and accessories from Gilt’s top brands for women, men and kids, plus home décor and more, all at up to 90 percent off retail.

To attend, purchase tickets

Shop hundreds of the most coveted brands from both up-and-coming designers and the most venerable fashion houses. Women can score designer finds from brands like Zac Posen, Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera and more. While men can browse selections from John Varvatos, Paul Smith and GANT to name a few. Racks are constantly replenished, so you’re sure to score some fashionable finds.

Plus, for the first time ever, Gilt City Los Angeles is opening its exclusive VIP media preview session on Friday night to Gilt City members. Tickets are limited for this session so be sure to snag one to get first access to the sale!

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the sessions, provided by Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, popchips and evamor. Guests can also browse fashionable and fun statement pieces by greenbeads by Emily & Ashley to round out their shopping experience.

WHEN:          Choose from 6 different sessions:

                       Friday, December 5

Late Night Entrance from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. ($20)

Saturday, December 6

General admission from 9 to 11 a.m. ($10)

General admission from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($10)

General admission from 1 to 3 p.m. ($10)

General admission from 3 to 5 p.m. ($10)

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            WHERE:       Siren Studios Orange

              1050 N. Orange Drive

              Los Angeles, CA 90038


Ticket includes:

  • Complimentary signature cocktails
  • Fashionable, fun, and affordable statement pieces by greenbeads by Emily & Ashley available for purchase
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks provided by Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, popchips and evamor


About Gilt City

Gilt City ( offers its members coveted access to exclusive experiences in select U.S. cities, all at insider prices. Our curators comb through hundreds of neighborhoods and local business for the most exciting offers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., with a selection of national offers from leading luxury brands also available for members across the country. Visit Gilt City for multi-course meals prepared by acclaimed chefs, luxurious massages and beauty offers at top spas and salons, tickets to sold-out plays and concerts, thrilling outdoor adventures, innovative fitness classes, and more.